‘The biggest sim race of all time’

The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, will pit some of the leading names in motorsport against fans in a virtual race in Las Vegas in a bid to win a share of the biggest prize in eSports racing history at CES in January.

Exactly three years after the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its public debut in Las Vegas, all 20 Formula E drivers will test their skills on a specially designed track, incorporating the famous Las Vegas Strip, for the opportunity to win a share of $1 million.

There will also be the opportunity for 10 sim racers to take part in the event through the Road to Vegas Challenge. Organised by Cloud Sport, the series of online qualifying races will ultimately lead to 10 gamers having the chance to take on the 20 Formula E drivers in the Visa Vegas eRace™.

Visa Vegas eRace™: Las Vegas Strip Circuit Reveal

 Watch Round 1 Long Beach Highlights: Road to Vegas Challenge

(Organised By Cloud Sport)

Watch Round 2 Paris Highlights: Road to Vegas Challenge

(Organised By Cloud Sport)

Watch Round 3 Berlin Highlights: Road to Vegas Challenge

(Organised By Cloud Sport)

Watch Round 4 London Highlights: Road to Vegas Challenge

(Organised By Cloud Sport)

For details on the Road to Vegas Challenge, including full terms and conditions, and a breakdown of the format, visit - http://roadtovegas.cloudsport.club/index.aspx

The ground-breaking Visa Vegas eRace™ is taking place at the The Venetian Hotel as part of Sports Business Innovation presented by Turner Sports (January 5-7) at CES - http://www.sportsbusinessinnovation.com/#about

The competitors will use Playseat gaming rigs running rFactor 2 software, while Cloud Sport will ensure that the competition is correctly regulated, and as realistic as possible.

Full breakdown of prize pot:

1 st $200,000

2 nd $100,000

3 rd $50,000

4 th $42,500

5 th $35,000

6 th $32,500

7 th $30,000

8 th $27,500

9 th $25,000

10 th $22,500

11-30 th $20,000

Pole: $25,000

Fastest lap: $10,000

View Las Vegas eRace™ Regulations


Visa Vegas eRace™ - Timetable

Friday, January 6

8.40-9.55pm Free Practice 1


Saturday, January 7

9.00-9.45am Free Practice 2

1.25-2.40pm Qualifying

3.25pm Qualifying race (14 laps) 

4pm Race (28 laps)


Time convertor – 4pm PTZ

EST – 7pm

GMT – 12am (Jan 8)

CET – 1am (Jan 8)

JST – 9am (Jan 8)

IST – 5.30am (Jan 8)